Thursday, April 16, 2015

"Sunshine Lotus" Earrings Tutorial in Wirework Magazine Spring 2015

It's here, it's HERE! Did you receive your copy?! I'm so excited that our "Sunshine Lotus" earrings tutorial is in the latest Wirework Magazine for Spring of 2015! I will be listing the pair that was featured in the magazine in my Genea C-K jewelry shop soon. Keep an eye out for that ;) So where can you get all of these wonderful supplies to make these amazing earrings?

Wooly Wire Etc.- "Sunrise" Wooly Wire, Miss Fickle Media- Copper Ball Headpins.

Now let's take a step backwards and see where this design originated...

Do you remember these earrings that I created for the 8th  Bead Soup Blog Party? I used these gorgeous polymer clay hearts by Jael's Jewels, Copper hammered Rings from Starry Road Studio, and Wooly Wire from Wooly Wire etc. I called this design "Loving Lotus Rays". 

Here is what the earrings look like worn. They are super LONG and look very large due to all of their negative space. They are actually very light weight for their size :) 

The next pair that I created I made for my friend, Melissa. She was going through chemo at the time and starting to lose her hair. I thought I would make her  a FABULOUS pair of earrings to take her mind off of her hair. Her favorite colors are ivory and orange so I used my Spiral Beach Stones "White Sands" beads and the "Sunrise" Wooly Wire. 

I was really quite taken by this wooly wire so I decided to pair it with my Spiral Earth Stones "Sunhine Peach" beads and the "Sunshine Lotus Ray's" earrings were born! My good friend and fellow bead maker, Cassie Donlen had told me that Wirework Magazine was taking submissions. So I hopped on over and submitted my beauties. They were accepted and published as the "Sunshine Lotus" earrings you see below :D

I would LOVE to see your creations with this tutorial! So please feel free to e-mail me or stop on by my page on facebook to share!

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

xoxo Genea

P.S. If you are wondering what Leeloo's doctor results were you can check my comment at the bottom of my last blog. xoxo

Monday, April 6, 2015

Vet for Leeloo 20% Off Sale.

Hello Friends,
My dear sweet Leeloo (my 9 year old  female Australian Shepherdon the right) gave Ricky and me a frightful scare today. Her head started to twitch and she began circling. Her eyes bounced back and forth like she was dizzy. We had her lay down,  pet her to comfort her, and waited for this strange behavior to subside. Within a few minutes it stopped, but we were pretty freaked out. At first I thought maybe she had a seizure. I got online and began researching her symptoms and came across this article on Vestibular Disease. After reading this article her symptoms fit all of the ones described. We are super worried about her and will need to get her into the vet asap. 
To help pay for these costs I will be offering a 20% off sale in both of my shops from now through Wednesday at Midnight(April 6-8 Midnight CST). Use the code "vet4leeloo" at check out to receive your discount in our Bead Shop and our Jewelry Shop. 

If you have a moment to send her your healing thoughts and prayers we would be very grateful. I would also be greatful if any of you have any wisdom to share about this disease and treatments.

xo Genea